Explosion of colour brightens bare wall

Otto and Tony from East Timor are both sharing their talents with the Guyra community
20th Oct 2020

COVID -19 has brought a little life and colour to Guyra in the form East Timor artist Tony Amaral who has just completed a second large-scale mural in town.
Tony is from East Timor and is spending time in Guyra with his family due to the impact of COVID. Partner Lizzie is a local girl and is the daughter of Steve and Sue Adams.
The couple has lived in East Timor for the last ten years but are calling Guyra home for now. Tony is a trained artist who has a large body of work in East Timor. While they are here his skills are being put to good use.
His recently completed work in the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame attracted the interest of publican Mick Shiner from the Guyra Hotel. Over the course of the last three weeks Tony has transformed a bare brick wall in the hotel’s new beer garden into an explosion of colour that has attracted great interest.
The cockatoos were requested as the basis for this new work, and the rest is Tony’s own inspiration. The mural will be officially ‘unveiled’ in conjunction with the opening of a new beer garden at the Guyra Hotel this Saturday afternoon from around 5pm.
Live music will be provided by another East Timor COVID 19 refugee Otto (and friends) who will entertain with a mix of folk and reggae

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